KELLY, Maurice Alfred

1920 - 2015

Maurice Alfred Kelly was born at 25 Chatsworth Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire on 8 September 1920, second son of Leonard Noble Kelly (7 March 1887-1969), a schoolmaster, and his first wife Louisa Catherine née Smith (1887-1937), his father married secondly at Bournemouth in 1938 Muriel E Barkas (2 January 1890-1968), and in 1939 Maurice was an art student living at 4 Ashling Crescent, Bournemouth with his father and stepmother Muriel. Maurice studied at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and, after war service in the Royal Air Force, at the Royal College of Art. He married at Hampstead, London in 1947, Patricia M. Garham. He exhibited with the Young Contemporaries Exhibition and at Leamington Spa Municipal Art Gallery and was head of art at Mid-Warwickshire College. A representational painter and a founder member and exhibitor at the Suffolk Group of Artists from 1990 and was its chairman until 1999, he also exhibited at University of Warwick Arts Centre; Gallery 44, Aldeburgh, Suffolk; Digby Gallery, Colchester; Minories, Colchester and Chappel Galleries, Essex. He also exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from Hoist Cottage, Main Street, Walberswick, Suffolk in 1990, 'Blyford Church'. His pictures are held in collections in Germany, Hong Kong, USA, South Africa, Malta and in the UK. Maurice Alfred Kelly died in 2015.

Works by This Artist